Vacancy Percussionist (tutti), 50%, Enschede

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Het Gelders Orkest and Orkest van het Oosten
As of 1 September 2019, the Het Gelders Orkest and Orkest van het Oosten have formed one organisation. From the 2020-2021 season, we will continue as Phion: Orchestra of Gelderland and Overijssel. The orchestra is based in this region and will work from two locations: Arnhem and Enschede. With 128 permanent musicians, we form the largest professional symphony orchestra in the Netherlands. Our ambition is to become one of the most innovative and prominent orchestras in the Netherlands in the 2021-2024 arts and culture funding period, performing at the highest artistic level.
Our goal is to reach as many people as possible with live symphonic music through extensive diverse programming. From large symphonic repertoire to small-scale productions, from popular repertoire to exciting crossovers, an educational production or a new concert formula at a special location. We continue to innovate and search for new concepts and play productions with institutions such as opera, dance, and (youth)theatre.
Het Gelders Orkest and Orkest van het Oosten are looking for:
Percussionist (tutti), 50%, Enschede
The vacancy is for the position of Percussionist (tutti) in Enschede.
As a member of our orchestra, you will work mainly in Enschede, but you will also regularly rehearse and perform in Arnhem and play throughout Gelderland and Overijssel and beyond. Your personal portfolio gives the possibility to take initiative for any type of activities within the orchestra.
You are an excellent percussionist with distinguished qualities in orchestral repertoire. You have a professional and flexible work ethic and radiate enthusiasm on every stage. You are focused on enhancing and maintaining the orchestra’s mutual collaboration and development in close cooperation with (chief)conductor and leaders.
Audition: canceled due to coronavirus
Location: Muziekcentrum, Enschede (NL)  
Closing date: April 19th 2020
1st round
Kl trom : Délecluse test-claire
Xylofoon : Stravinsky - Firebird ( meno mosso & allegro )
                 Goldenberg- Allegro
Marimba : Bach BW XXVII Fuga

2nd round - with piano accompaniment
Snare drum: Scheherazade 3. Satz
Tamburin en triangel: Danse Bohème till 3rd bat I
Tamburin: Carmen / Bizet
                       Aragonaise till bar 17 in B

2nd round - without piano accompaniment
Snare drum:
Suppe - Pique dame
Korsakov - Scheherazade 4. Satz
Ravel - Alborada del Gracioso
Prokofiev - Luitenant Kijé
Bartok - Concerto for orchestra
Kodaly - Hary Janos Suite
Stravinsky - Petrushka Danse Russe (1947)
Shostakovich - The Golden Age
Shostakovich - The Bolt suite
Stravinsky - Vuurvogel 1e tableau + danse
Gershwin - Porgy & Bess
Dukas - L’apprenti Sorcier
Tchaikovsky - Sswan lake
Stravinsky - Petroushka
Debussy - La Mer
Glazunov - Concerto pour violin
Bernstein - West Side story
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Julia
Tchaikovsky - Symphony no.4
Gran Cassa:
Mahler - Symfonie no.3
A prima vista : Cymbals played with orchestral percussionist on base drum
Candidates who are directly permitted to play in the second round, have to prepare also the repertoire of the first round
Terms of Employment
  • An employment contract for an indefinite period of time with a probationary period of 1 year
  • Terms of contract, playing obligations, and remuneration according to Collective Labour Agreement.
  • The position is in Enschede (occasionally in Arnhem).

Selection procedure
  • If necessary, a pre-selection will be made based on the written applications
  •  Selection will take place on the basis of an audition. If a candidate is nominated by the audition committee, there will be a selection interview. This involves looking at personality and communication skills required for this position; 
  • Date of employment: to be negotiated
Before April 19th 2020 by filling out the application form.
For further questions or more information, please contact

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